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    Vice President Kamala Harris waves to the crowd along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, during a rally in Dumfries, Va., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the November election. AP/Steve Helber Vice President Kamala Harris gestures as she speaks at a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former...
    Glenn Youngkin The Republican push to turn schools into ground zero for their culture war is getting a cash infusion in Virginia, where Free to Learn Action is putting $1 million into an ad buy targeting former governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on education and on two alleged sexual assaults in Virginia schools that are being used...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas city councilwoman who gained national attention for her support of armed militiamen who clashed with federal law officers during armed standoffs last decade said Tuesday she is running for governor of Nevada. Republican Michele Fiore announced her plan to run at a news conference at the Italian-American club in Las Vegas, where...
                      by Shaun Kenney  Some more thoughts on the FOX News poll showing former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe up by 5 points over Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin just three (and now two) weeks out from the November 2nd election. One of the numbers in the poll? McAuliffe’s support among black voters...
    Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott and Glenn YoungkinPaul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images; Lucas Jackson | Reuters; Win McNamee | Getty Images A science advocacy group that has supported Democrats is launching a $10 million campaign aimed at pushing Republican governors and a GOP gubernatorial candidate to reject conspiracy theories that have led to battles on school...
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) is making his long awaited entry into the Keystone State’s gubernatorial race Wednesday. Shapiro will formally kick off his bid to replace term-limited Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfFour Democratic governors agree to share gun crime data in effort to thwart violence Overnight Health Care — Presented by EMAA — Biden unravels Trump rule banning clinics...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Up Close, we discuss the financial mess impacting public transportation in New York City -- plus the race for governor in New Jersey.More riders are returning to public transportation in New York City, but the hard truth is -- ridership in subways and commuter railroads is still only about half pre-pandemic...
    President Joe Biden’s border chief Alejandro Mayorkas should resign because his policies have created chaos, expanded illegal migration, and boosted drug deaths, Republican governors told an October 6 press conference in Texas. “Congress should investigate and call upon the resignation of Secretary Mayorkas for abandoning his job,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. He continued: [Mayorkas is] not doing what the...
    A group of Republican governors convened at the southern border on Wednesday to demand President Joe Biden more directly address the migration crisis – including by finishing the wall. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who was flanked by nine other GOP state leaders, said the president has refused to meet with them over this issue and lamented he has still not...
    MISSION, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott joins nine Republican governors along the Rio Grande border with Mexico following a briefing by state officials and the National Border Patrol Council. The state executives are gathering at what has become “ground-zero” for the massive surge of migrants illegally crossing the border following President Joe Biden’s changes in immigration and border security policies...
    MISSION, Texas — A group of Republican governors meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a ten-point plan to “combat Biden’s border crisis.” The announcement follows a briefing from Texas law enforcement officials and the National Border Patrol Council in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. “The governors, led by Governors Doug Ducey and Greg Abbott, had sent a letter to...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The commanding general of the Idaho National Guard told Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Tuesday that she can’t activate troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border. Major General Michael J. Garshak in a letter to McGeachin says a call for help from border states earlier this year involved law enforcement, not National Guard troops. Republican...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The big field of Republicans running for Pennsylvania governor is increasingly unsettled, with more candidates joining it. Perhaps the most-asked question among Republican insiders is whether Jake Corman, the ranking state senator, will run for governor. Corman is suggesting that, if he does run, he won’t talk about it until after the Nov. 2 municipal election....
    By Stephen Groves | Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Republican and Democratic legislators alike said Wednesday they want more details from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration on a meeting last year that included the governor, her daughter and state employees overseeing an agency that had moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser....
    A Virginia Gubernatorial candidate from the Liberation Party, Princess Blanding, interrupted the final gubernatorial debate between Republican and Democratic nominees Tuesday, shouting from the audience about racism. Blanding was not invited to join Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democratic Terry McAuliffe on stage during Tuesday’s debate. The third-party candidate started heckling her opponents from her seat in the audience in the...
    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R ) participated in a contentious final debate on Tuesday night, which was largely dominated by topics like abortion, vaccine mandates and former President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM...
                        On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R-TN) joined 25 other Republican Governors in signing a letter requesting to meet with President Joe Biden regarding the southern border crisis within the next 15 days. The letter reads, “As chief executives of our states, we request a meeting with you...
                      by Eric Lendrum  After the Biden Administration announced its intentions to resettle at least 95,000 Afghan refugees in the United States, over a dozen Republican governors have voiced their support for his plan, as reported by Breitbart. Last week, the White House declared that at least 36,000 Afghans will be resettled...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and 25 other Republican governors Monday demanded a meeting with President Biden about the southern border crisis. “A crisis that began at our southern border now extends beyond to every state and requires immediate action before the situation worsens,” the group wrote, which includes Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R). Migrants housed under...
    Republican governors from 26 states demanded a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the ongoing border crisis, according to a Monday letter from Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona. The governors said illegal border crossings pose a threat to Americans and migrants alike and have caused a humanitarian crisis at the southern border, according to the letter. The officials are...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Twenty-six Republican governors, including Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, want to meet with President Joe Biden in the next two weeks to talk border security. The push for a meeting comes as more than 12,000 migrants are camped around a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after crossing from Ciudad Acuña,...
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and 25 other Republican governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden Monday requesting "immediate action" to end the crisis at the southern border. "The months-long surge in illegal crossings has instigated an international humanitarian crisis , spurred a spike in international criminal activity, and opened the floodgates to human traffickers and drug smugglers endangering...
    Today Governor Brian Kemp joined 25 Republican governors in signing a letter to President Biden demanding immediate action on the crisis at the southern border. “The disaster at our nation’s southern border is an absolute travesty and the direct result of the failed policies of the Biden-Harris administration. That’s why...
    A group of 26 Republican governors led by Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyWhite House debates vaccines for air travel OSHA faces big challenge with Biden vaccine mandate DeSantis: Local governments will face K fines for imposing vaccine mandates MORE and Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottFaith leaders call on Congress to lead the response to a global pandemic Democrats lean into...
    Washington (CNN)Hackers breached the Republican Governors Association in February, potentially exposing the personal data of nearly 500 people affiliated with the organization, the RGA said in a September 15 public filing. Social Security numbers may have been among the exposed data, according to a statement accompanying the notification from Mark McCreary, an attorney for the RGA.It was unclear who was...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a high-profile candidate to what’s expected to be among the most competitive of the...
    The Washington Post’s Editorial Board on Thursday endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor, throwing the support of one of the region’s largest newspapers behind his bid to reclaim his old job.  In endorsing McAuliffe, the paper’s editorial board described the former governor as “shrewd, pragmatic and tireless,” arguing that his “left-of-center” political leanings suited a state...
    The 2022 Republican field for governor of Minnesota is growing, with six candidates now vying for the office, and each has delivered speeches aimed at appealing to Republican voters across the state. But not all Republican voters. For the next nine months, the main target of the campaigns is not the 320,000 people or so who voted in the last...
    President Joe Biden spoke at a rally for California Governor Gavin Newsom the night before election day on Monday. Newsom is facing a recall election, and the leading candidate to replace him right now is Larry Elder. The most recent polls look more favorable for Newsom. During his speech, Biden called Elder a “clone of Donald Trump” and said Californians...
                      by Debra Heine  A White House senior advisor said Thursday that Joe Biden is prepared to “run over”  Republican governors who “stand in his way” on vaccine mandates. Following Biden’s shocking, widely-panned authoritarian speech Thursday afternoon, multiple Republican-led states announced plans to sue the Administration over its “unconstitutional” mandate forcing businesses...
    President Joe Biden's aggressive vaccination campaign has triggered strong opposition from Republican governors, leaders, and lawmakers who still believe COVID vaccination should be a choice rather than a mandate. Now, according to HuffPost, Republicans are complaining and whining about the president's stern approach. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) has vowed to fight "to the gates of hell to protect...
    Earlier today, Governor Kemp said on social media about President Biden’s vaccine mandate announced Thursday, “This action by President Biden is blatantly unlawful, and Georgia will not stand for it.” In another post on Facebook and Twitter this afternoon, Kemp stated that he, along with other Republican governors, are fighting...
    President Joe Biden has a stern message for Republican governors ready to challenge his "vaccine-or-weekly-testing mandate" as a means of mitigating COVID-19. On Friday, September 10, the president spoke at a Washington, D.C., middle school where he shared details about his next initiatives to mitigate the spread of the virus in schools. At one point during his speech, Biden...
    President Joe Biden reacted Friday to Republican governors blocking mask mandates in schools during the coronavirus pandemic. “I am so disappointed that, particularly some Republican governors, have been so cavalier with the health of these kids,” Biden said. The president visited a school in Washington, DC, on Friday to highlight his proposed efforts to get more students vaccinated and masked...
    As it assails mandates, Fox News requires daily screenings of its employees who don't provide evidence of vaccination. The hosts of Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program lashed out on Friday at President Joe Biden, characterizing his announcement on Thursday of vaccine mandates as a "war" on Republican governors. "The...
    President Joe Biden doubled down Friday on his plan to force private businesses to adopt vaccine requirements, essentially daring anyone to fight him. Biden announced Thursday that any private business that employed more than 100 workers would have to require those employees to get a coronavirus vaccine or submit to weekly testing. On Friday morning, he told reporters that his...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden challenged Republicans to test his new vaccine requirements in court Friday as he stressed his administration's commitment to keeping students safe as he visited a Washington, DC, middle school on Friday.In a visit highlighting one part of his six-pronged plan to combat the pandemic, Biden addressed criticism from Republicans, including several governors, who say his new plan...
    “Have at it.” That’s the response from President Joe Biden to Republican governors who have threatened a legal challenge to his new mandates designed to fight Covid-19. Speaking at a school in Washington D.C. Friday, the president criticized the GOP leaders for opposing his just-announced six-point plan — which notably included a directive that any company which employs more than...
    President Biden said he’s "disappointed" in the Republican governors who plan to resist his vaccine mandate and are threatening legal action.  "I am so disappointed," Biden said Friday during a visit to the Brookland Middle School after he told a reporter to "have at it" regarding a question about Republicans who have pushed back on his six-point coronavirus plan. "Particularly,...
    President Biden laid down a stark challenge to Republican governors he accused of playing 'pandemic politics' on Thursday: Help America beat COVID-19 or reckon with the power of the federal government. Unveiling policies that will require most federal employees to get vaccinated, Biden took angry aim at those getting in the way of mask mandates and vaccine plans.   'What makes...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, launched her campaign for Wisconsin governor on Thursday, casting herself as someone who will “fight for you” while deriding the Democratic incumbent as a weak failure. The race is a top priority for Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature but have been blocked...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisArizona governor allots M in federal funds for hospitals that use coronavirus antibody treatments As Biden falters, a two-man race for the 2024 GOP nomination begins to take shape Another Florida county approves mask mandate in defiance of DeSantis MORE (R) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) have slipped in popularity since July, according to a...
    Mitch McConnell wouldn't say on Sunday whether he thinks Republican Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis should reverse their bans on schools and private entities implementing mask mandates. 'Do you think that Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott are making a mistake banning individual institutions, school districts, from imposing mask mandates?' Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked McConnell as Texas...
    (CNN)Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is in a stand-off with local school officials in the rural Cherokee Nation, with the school board insisting they can require that students wear masks in their Covid-ravaged community and the GOP governor claiming the board is in violation of state law.Stitt is one of eight Republican governors defending a statewide ban on mask mandates for...
    Republican governors across the United States have enacted legislation that will likely fuel the spread of COVID. A new op-ed published by legal experts Richard L. Revesz examines the governors' failure to properly mitigate the spread of COVID and their misunderstanding of federalism. In an op-ed published by The Hill, Revesz, who works as the director of the American...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he believes the full approval of the Pfizer vaccine will be a boost to Maryland’s vaccination numbers. “It really has been the number one issue for people who are being reluctant because it didn’t have the approval and now that takes that argument away,” Hogan said. READ MORE: One Person Found...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) —  Governor Larry Hogan said Republican governors who are blocking mask mandates are violating what he says is a basic conservative Republican principle: “letting local decision makers make decisions.” On CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Gayle King asked Hogan what he thought of fellow Republican governors like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbot, who...
    Taking over on short notice for a scandal-plagued predecessor in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul began her tenure Tuesday with more than enough challenges for a new administration. She also began with an historic opportunity: Hochul is the first woman to hold one of the most prominent governorships in the U.S. “New York...
    Not too long ago, there was a time when Republicans insisted that they were against Big Government and wanted to push it down as much as possible to local control. They extolled the virtues of town councils, school boards and community commissions for being close to the people and, therefore, more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Government officials...
    When President Joe Biden this week threatened to take punitive action against anti-mask Republican governors, he elevated the standoff over in-school mask mandates to the federal level. Before that, the school masking dispute had mainly been a matter playing out in the states, with Republican governors tying the hands of schools to keep students safe by requiring universal masking. Kids were simply...